Before the students arrived I made a gigapan of the view from the top of Roaring Brook Falls. Intermittent sunlight was a challenge, so I shot the 174 image panorama twice. The second try had better lighting, and when I learned today that the device had failed to capture two of the images, I was glad I had the first set for spares. After the class left I made another gigapan inside a hemlock forest on the hillside above the brook. I was hoping the wind would have abated by then, but it hadn’t, and many understory leaves were fluttering. Despite the 1/15 second shutter speed, I am pleased with the result which has a bold glow that my other forest gigapans lack. That may be because there are no 400 year old trees in those others. You can see my GPS track for the day with both gigapans on this KML preview page (Note: If you enter a gigapan, the “Exit Photo” button is partly hidden under the “Terrain” button. Click the exposed edge of it to exit the gigapan). You can also download the kmz file to open in Google Earth. There is some reward associated with viewing either of these gigapans in Google Earth and using the slider in the left panel to increase the transparency of the image.